Suing without a lawyer... What do I have to look forward to?
Suing without a lawyer... What do I have to look forward to? After one year of being with an attorney I'm now on my own. I ran out of money. We just filed the petition last week and I'm getting ready to serve it but my lawyer can't help me any more. In fact, I'm left to reading books about what I need to do. I'm suing a group of men for breach of fiduciary duty and defamation (among others), and the defendants lawyer is about to contact me for the first time since my lawyer has been off the case. I need to know how the process works... Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. It's going to be pretty strange questioning the defendants on the stand, how do people in my situation do that?
To what extent can a case be publicized, legally that is? I
To what extent can a case be publicized, legally that is? I have a situation where I'm about to file against a group of very well kniw businessmen and I have hired an attorney yet but I'm getting very different opinions... One is telling me that the papers will pick up on it and that we shouldn't do anything and the other is saying the exact opposite, he's wanting to push for the publicity in a couple different cities. I don't want to be accused of malicious activity but I kind of like that idea? What does the law say about this?
I was plaintiff in premise liability case,i live in Colorado
I was plaintiff in premise liability case,i live in Colorado ,, cement stair disintegrated due to structural rusting of stair .lost the case,, questions I have on judges behavior . he starts speaking with comment ,",this shouldn't go past Thursday cause I have things to do on Friday ".. he would not let a mental health (psychologist) testify.. at first she took the stand ,, judge asks if she takes notes ,, in Colorado mental health r not required to provide notes ,, he dismissed witness without letting her testify. even though she is frequently testifying in same court ( not same judge)so this judge was a defense attorney for railroad for 20 years, his demeanor and comments had a hint of disdain fpr personal injury etc,, nothing said though ,, the jury requested that crucial testimony by property manager be reviewed,,judge refused saying this was being recorded and wont be transcribed till next week so there was no way to play back the testimony .. but the biggest question,, jury selection ,, there was a room full of potential jurors,,the judge restricted the pool from 30 to the front row,another words ,he restricted the potential jury pool to 10 instead of my lawyers having access to the 30 potential jurors brought into courtroom and questionaires. This resulted in a defense attorney being the last juror from the front row of the judges limited pool .. who was next in the seating of the front ro,resulting in a defense attorney being on the jury , the judge then chose the juror to be alternate ..leaving one woman left on the jury ,,not that matters but had he used the last person to be alternate ,,,,,OK SO HERES THE WUESTIOON ,,CAN A JUDGE LIMIT THE JURY POOL FROM 30 TO THE FRONT ROW OF POTENTIAL JURPORS ? CAN HE CHANGE THE DUE PROCESS OF JURY SELECTION BY RESTRICTING THE POOL FROM 30 10 FRONT ROW SEats..Sorry bout the caps ,,mistakenly hit caps.....so any answers or opinions on what I have given you is welcomed